An opportunity to be active, reconnect and get involved.

Amy Gantz CheathamAmy Gantz-Cheatham, Executive Director

Hi. I’m Amy Gantz-Cheatham and I have the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Ward Y in Abingdon. I’ve been with the Y in Central Maryland since 2019 and more than 15 years of prior experience with Y associations in New York, Connecticut, California and New Jersey. My Y journey paired with previous work experience with the Jewish Community Center and The Redwoods Group has taught me a lot about community building and have prepared me well for the role I serve today. 

I love working for the Y because it allows me to be with people who appreciate and understand the Ys purpose in our communities.  I like to be able to make a difference.

I am here to support you and your family’s healthy living journey and ensure a positive member experience in a welcoming environment of inclusion and belonging for all. 

I look forward to seeing you at the Y!

Leadership Team

  • Executive Director: Amy Gantz-Cheatham
  • Operations Director: Michele Howe
  • Membership Director: Traci Petty


Online Schedules

Group exercise, water fitness, lap & family swim, family gym, and more! See our online activity schedule to check availability.